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Yum! Brands Advances Its Sustainability Journey Through Transparent Reporting To CDP

The company’s 2020 climate and water scores improved from last year, advancing from Bs to the A category.

Transparency around climate and energy work is a top priority for Yum! Brands and is reflected in its 11-year history of reporting to CDP, a leader in environmental disclosure. This year, the company achieved both climate and water scores of an A-, a year-over-year improvement for each response. Yum! also continued expanding its forest reporting beyond paper and palm to include beef. 

Yum! Brands Named to Dow Jones Sustainability Index North America for Fourth Year in a Row

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LOUISVILLE, Ky., November 16, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Yum! Brands (NYSE: YUM) was once again named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) North America for its continued commitment to responsible and sustainable business practices. This is the fourth year in a row the Company has been named to DJSI, regarded as one of the leading sustainability benchmarks among both businesses and investors.

A Closer Look: Yum! Brands' Plant-Based Food Journey


Motivated by a combination of environmental sustainability and diversity in diet, consumers are driving changes to food patterns across the world. All it takes is a glance at restaurant menus or the refrigerated sections of grocery stores to see that plant-based food is likely more than a passing trend.

How KFC U.S., Taco Bell U.S. and the Habit Burger Grill Turned Spare Change Into More Than $30 Million for Charity


This is a story of how the donation of a few pennies led to millions of dollars in college scholarships, education grants, food for hungry children, gas cards and even natural disaster relief.

It all has to do with scale. A few pennies alone won’t buy much, but when a 20-cent donation is multiplied by thousands of restaurants across the United States, the give-back potential proves enormous — especially when the act, known as “checkout charity,” is executed by the world’s largest restaurant company.

Yum! Brands Annual Global Citizenship & Sustainability Report Showcases Company's Strategic Investment in Socially Responsible Growth

KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and The Habit Burger Grill parent advances agenda around priority areas of people, food and planet
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LOUISVILLE, Ky., September 30, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM) today released its annual Global Citizenship & Sustainability Report, highlighting the Company’s strategic investment in socially responsible growth and outlining efforts of its KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and The Habit Burger Grill  brands to make a meaningful impact in three strategic focus areas: people, food and planet.

Pizza Hut and First Book Launch Collection of Antiracism Resources for Educators

Leading experts provide educators with practical guidance and actionable steps for creating equity in the classroom
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PLANO, Texas, August 21, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Pizza Hut and First Book today announced the launch of Empowering Educators – a collection of resources developed to provide educators with guidance and actionable steps to create equitable learning environments and navigate conversations about race and racism. They unveiled the initiative during a virtual event, “Empowering Educators: A Convening on Racial Equity in Education,” hosted by American University’s Antiracist Research and Policy Center.

How BOOK IT! Is Helping Children See Themselves in the Stories They Read


For the past 36 years, the formula has been simple: Kids participating in Pizza Hut’s BOOK IT! program get a free Personal Pan Pizza for meeting a monthly reading goal. The irresistible opportunity for a delicious, hot pizza has motivated millions of students to read, with one in five Americans touched by BOOK IT! since it launched in 1984.

Yum! Invests $100 Million to Fight Inequality by Unlocking Opportunity for Employees and Communities


Hello everyone, 

The events of 2020 have made it even clearer that one of the most pressing issues we face together in society is inequality and the lack of access and opportunity that goes with it. Around the world, this unfortunate reality has many faces, and it pressures the lives of too many individuals, families and communities. Though addressing inequality is challenging and complex and there is no easy fix, as the world’s largest restaurant company, we’re at an inflection point where our actions can, and should, make real and lasting change.

Yum! Brands Named to 3BL Media's 100 Best Corporate Citizens List

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June 16, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Today, 3BL Media named Yum! Brands to its 100 Best Corporate Citizens list. The recognition demonstrates the continued commitment of KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and The Habit Burger Grill to being good corporate stewards and showing progress through ongoing public reporting and disclosure. 


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